Back Alley Film Series, the CL critics' pick for Best Local Film Series in this year's Best of Charlotte issue, prepares for Halloween with its latest program: October Screams, featuring four horror flicks that will be presented throughout the month. While the organization has announced the titles that will be shown the next three weeks, they're keeping this first film a secret. As it states on its website, "We kick off our October screenings with a 35mm print of a rarely seen, but amazing, horror film from the late '80s. We are keeping this one a secret so the surprises of the film will not be spoiled by trailers or descriptions (they simply give away too many key twists)." Let's see, a terrifying movie from the late '80s ... Surely they don't mean Howard the Duck? For more information, visit www.backalleyfilmseries.com.